A hunter has an array of weapons in his arsenal. He’s on alert at all times, ready to make his next move, and eager to conquer new feats. Aspiring to conquer as much territory as he can, the hunter never fears his fellow peers within the kingdom, and is always longing to lead the pack. It’s the same with Hunter Porco; although he hasn’t been in the game for long, his might and courage are far beyond his years. He’s charging into Loretta’s with an unbelievable appetite, and plans to leave the ranch fulfilled. Let’s listen to what Hunter had to say below.
Alright Hunter, tell us what’s drawn you to motocross at such a young age? You enjoying this over tee-ball or any other sports?
When I was four, I started racing hare scrambles and that was a lot of fun, but after the first race at Malvern mx I knew that motocross was the sport I wanted to stick with. I also like to wrestle. This is the first year I'm not playing football and sticking with riding.
When did you receive your first dirt bike? Was it a gift?
My parents bought my first dirt bike (pw50) when I was four.
Why the number 311?
It's the last three numbers of my OMA (Ohio Motocross Association) number.
Do you have any professional riders you look up to? Who’s your favorite and why?
Jason Anderson has been my favorite rider for the last two year because he's fun to watch race and he's fast.
You picked up some solid finishes at your area qualifiers; were you confident you could get it done at the regional level?
Whether it's just a race at my local track or a qualifying race, I try to go into every race telling myself that I can win.
How did it feel to win the event at MC Motopark?
It felt good. MC Motopark was a really fun track to race at.
Where are you going to be practicing from now until the big race?
I still have a couple races to win around Ohio. I'm going to try and win battle of Ohio in Chillitown. So that will help get me ready for the big race. I will also practice in my back yard, Malvern mx, and I plan on doing some training with Trevor Maley.
Do you think you’ll be able to handle the big ruts and bumps that Loretta’s provides?
Yes, it cannot be any worse than racing in the woods.
What type of results are you hoping for after all is said and done for this race in August?
First or second.
Are you all going to do any other big races, after Loretta’s has completed?
Whatever my dad comes up with.
When are you going to make the move up to the bigger 50?
I've rode my cousins KTM Sr. a few times and I can't wait to move onto a bigger bike. I will start practicing more on one when Loretta lynn’s is over. I couldn't decide if I was going to ride a KTM or Cobra, and I think I'm going with a KTM Sr. next year.
What else do you like to do for fun Hunter? Video games? Bicycle riding?
I love playing outside. I spend a lot of time riding my "fat boy" bike. My brother and I love to make jumps in our yard and race our bikes. I also like to go fishing and hunting with my dad.
Any sponsor’s you’d like to thank?
I would like to thank my mom and dad, my little brothers, my grandparents, and family. I would also like to thank Midway Yamaha, Barrs Competition Racing, ONeil, Dunlop, Spy, and Amsoil.
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